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Public Transport In Bulgaria


Public transport is a popular way to get from A to B in Bulgaria. In comparison to the expense of owning and running your own car, using public transport such as trains, buses and trams are a lot cheaper.

Everything from learning to drive, buying a car and running it, is quite expensive especially when you consider the average Bulgarian wage. This is why so many people prefer to use public transport. As somebody who regularly uses Bulgarian public transport, I can see the advantages to it and see that it is a reliable and cheap way to get out and about.

If you are a school or university student or someone who commutes often, then you may apply for a bus card, which means that you will be able to travel on a regular basis for a cheaper price. Having a student's card allows you to travel on trains and buses for a very low price and is often a fraction of the price compared to the normal price.

Travelling by train is the cheapest way to travel between towns and cities in Bulgaria. However, trains only run between towns and cities, so if you live in a rural area you will have to use the bus. Generally, travelling by train is quite slow and therefore is not everyone's preferred method of transport, but it is an excellent and the cheapest way to travel.There has been recent reports from the Transport Ministry on investing money into the Bulgarian railway and improving the speed and modernising the the railway network.

From what I have seen of life in Bulgaria, travelling by bus is probably the most reliable and most popular way to travel. I used to use buses to travel to and from work, which was just outside of a town where I lived and worked. Travelling by bus is not as cheap as it used to be, when it was actually very cheap to travel by bus. In recent weeks I have seen the price of bus tickets rise and although the price to travel short distances remains cheap, it isn't as cheap was it was not so long ago. I still use buses regularly to travel to different towns and cities and I think that they are easy to use and are relatively comfortable too.

So if you are visiting Bulgaria it is worth considering using public transport as a safer option at first until you can adjust to the Bulgarian drivers and roads systems.